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Ollie Robinson concedes 43 runs in County Championship’s most expensive over

Last updated on 26 Jun 2024 | 01:57 PM
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Ollie Robinson concedes 43 runs in County Championship’s most expensive over

Robinson joined Shoaib Bashir in the list of most runs conceded off a single over in County Championship history

England’s fast bowler Ollie Robinson joined the books of unwanted record when he conceded 43 runs off a single over in Sussex’s clash against Leicestershire of their Division Two match on Wednesday (June 26). 

Leicestershire's Louis Kimber hit Robinson for two sixes and six fours, three of which came off no-balls. In the modern-day, it is the most runs any bowler has conceded in a single over at the first-class level. 

Meanwhile, Kimber also entered the record, scoring the most runs off a single over for a batter. Prior to today, Alex Tudor had conceded 38 runs to Andrew Flintoff way back in 1998. That record was equalled only this week when England’s new off-spinner Shoaib Bashir conceded as many against Surrey. 

Kimber first smacked Robinson for a six over the backward square leg region before he found a four in the same region off a no-ball. Kimber then found a four and a six in the third and fourth delivery of the over. In the next four deliveries, which included two no-balls, the right-hander smashed four consecutive fours. 

Robinson made a comeback off his ninth delivery, but by then, he had already conceded 43 runs. Eventually, Kimber finished with a 127-ball 243, with 20 fours and 21 sixes and a strike rate of 191.33. In the process, Kimber entered multiple record books, with his 21 sixes being the fourth-most for a batter in a single innings in first-class history. Not only that, he got to his double century in 100 balls, the second-fastest in first-class history. 

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